For 21 years, from 1883, scientists lived and worked on the summit of Ben Nevis at a purpose built observatory recording weather conditions on a daily basis come rain, shine or snow. This photograph shows what winter was like at the summit, and the challenges the men faced to undertake their work. Read more about this on ScotlandsPeople.
Ben Nevis Observatory - life at 4,400 feet, 1884-1904
Credit: NRS, MET1/8/82/21 (Link to the Online Catalogue entry)
Met Office Scottish Meteorological Society collection, held by National Records of Scotland.